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All My Best Friends Hardcover – 1 Nov 1989

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee; First Edition edition (1 Nov 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399134832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399134838
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 588,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Harry Dennison on 2 July 2014
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what a guy
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Funny Man 1 Feb 2001
By B. Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
George Burns is a funny man! This book deserves to be in print. It chronicles his and many other famous comedian's lives, like Al Jolson and Jack Benny. Al in all a great read.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
George Burn's Famous Friends in the "Biz" Recalled 26 Nov 2010
By Jerry Bull - Published on Amazon.com
You probably need to be in the over-60 crowd to really appreciate this extensive set of anecdotes, a memoir of a show biz legend, all of 93 years old when this was published in '89. It's not about his famous partner, wife Gracie - that relationship had been previously chronicled. Rather, this is Burns' longtime recollections of famous friends in the biz - especially Groucho and Harpo Marx, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, George Jessell, Eddie Cantor, and probably his best friend, Jack Benny. Along the way, he illustrated the evolvement of stage shows from vaudeville to radio to television, each successive medium practically annihilating its predecessor. It was also interesting to see which stars successfully made each transition, or not!

We're not necessarily fond of biographical reading, but recalling many of these personalities and characters from our childhood made the narrative a little more fun than it might otherwise have been. Burns also uses the pages as an excuse to drop many a punch line, most of which were pretty corny, but hey - what does one expect of a nonagenarian !! So -- a reasonably pleasant several hours of reading, plus extensive sets of black and white photos of all the characters under discussion awaits...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
the men who invented show business 13 Nov 2007
By Ukulele Guide. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read as well as an informative and authoritative history of American show business and the men who invented it from burlesque to vaudeville, radio, movies and tv.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Old and a Goodie 28 Jun 2011
By Alexa Thatcher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Can never get enough of George.......loved the Burns and Allen show........enjoyed reading about the man and his life. He worked with the best entertainers of all time. What a life!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Old comics never die: they end up in a George Burns book! 23 Sep 2013
By Beverly B. Kennedy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
George Burns has always been one of my favorite comedians . "Best Friends" brings to life a lot of comics, who have unfortunately left us. Look back on them and enjoy!
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